Oct 13, 2012 1:00am PDT
. that's a total of 100 million butt dials to 911 last year. in new york city alone, 911 operators reportedly get more than 10,000 butt dials a day. the president of a consulting group that works to improve 911 call centers has the following tips. take 911 off speed dial. put your iphone on lock and if you do accidentally call 911, stay on the line so you can confirm it's not an emergency. and as is usually the case, jimmy kimmel has the most cogent commentary. >> it's a huge problem for emergency responders. they're getting so many unintentional calls they're having trouble keeping up with the real ones so they put out this psa they're hoping will make people more aware of this. >> accidental dialing is overwhelming america's 911 call centers. delaying first responders to real emergencies. this butt is responsible for 800 accidental calls. this one, 3700 calls.